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New White Paper makes recommendations for improved usage, discovery and access of e-content in libraries

Oct 14, 2014

The content supply chain faces three core problems with the current state of data quality. All of these issues can prevent users from getting to the resources they need.
 
  1. Data are incomplete or inaccurate. This includes bibliographic metadata (needed for discovery) and holdings data (needed for access).
  2. Bibliographic metadata and holdings data are not synchronized.
Libraries and service providers have difficulty maintaining knowledge bases when
they receive data for a single item or collection at different times.
• Libraries receive data in multiple formats.
Libraries must spend time and resources reformatting and completing the data, which
introduces the possibility of localized error.
 
Recommendation 1:
Improve bibliographic metadata and holdings data.
Recommendation 2:
Synchronize bibliographic metadata and holdings data.
Recommendation 3:
Use consistent data formats.

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